: Biak Regency
PADAIDO SEA GARDEN
The Padaido archipelago is located in east Biak. It comprises of 30 islands
big and small. The archipelago was called "Schoutenlands" after
William Schouten, found the islands in 1962. Padaido is a local word,
meaning un-describable beauty. The most beautiful areas of the archipelago
is on the small islands of Ureb and Mansurbabo, both having white sandy
beaches and clear water. The sarirea rocks is also fantastic. Thsi are
is suitable place for diving. From Biak it takes an hour by boat to get
GOA JEPANG (JAVANESE CAVE)
Goa Jepang (Japanese Cave) is the local name for a cave which used to
be used as a defense fortress by Japanese soldiers. The Japanese discovered
the three-kilometer-long cave in 1943. Its gate is located in Paray beach
in Paray village, Biak city. Japanese soldiers entered the cave from Paray
The soldiers occupied three large rooms built inside the cave. The Japanese
soldiers managed to shoot down a U.S. plane from their hiding place. However,
eventually the US army came to know where the Japanese soldiers were hiding.
So in the early morning of July 7, 1944, the US Army attacked the cave.
The cave was bombarded. The Americans also dropped drums of gasoline into
the hideout and blasted them from the air, setting the cave into fire.
The cave burned for several months. Some 3,000 Japanese soldiers were
trapped and killed in the attack. Located in a forest, the cave is one
of Biak main tourist attractions. The forest is kept intact; tree cutting
is strictly forbidden to keep the historic site as it is. The cave is
surrounded by fences.
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